PNE Enterprise will support 20 NE businesses to ‘Get Growing’!
The 20 successful businesses will undertake a development programme designed to support growth, including services valued at approximately £2,000 per business. Every business on the programme will receive a personal business advisor, workshops and masterclasses by leading business professionals, networking opportunities, and 24 months access to online business support. In addition, the package of support will be tailored to the needs of each individual business, and may also include access to finance, 50% subsidised workspace rental, and payment for entry to conferences, trade shows and market research trips.
The programme is aimed at businesses that have been operational for less than 12 months that were set-up by those aged 18-35, and it is the hope of PNE Enterprise a diverse range of industries will be represented in the final group. The team has already begun recruiting for the programme, with talented start-ups from the digital, creative and marketing sectors already securing places, but is asking business owners who feel that they have the potential to scale-up to get in touch.
Melissa Middleton, Programme Manager at PNE Enterprise, said, “We are incredibly excited to be launching the Get Growing programme. We see many businesses which have incredible potential for growth, and this will provide them with the tools to fulfil that potential. Encouraging businesses to scale-up is important for the North East, both to drive economic growth and create employment, and we felt it was time for PNE Enterprise to make a statement of our support for those values through our enterprise services.”
PNE Enterprise have been passionate providers of enterprise in the North East for 35 years, helping over 10,000 businesses in that period. The business support brand of social enterprise PNE Group, their expert team provide a range of free and paid for business support, including an eight week start-up business course, one-to-one mentoring, and as a North East provider of the government’s Start Up Loans.
Think your business could be the next scale-up success story? Get in touch with PNE Enterprise at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 01912 306 410, head to www.pne-enterprise.org, or come to one of the many events they attend across the North East and chat with the team.